In this article, Facts About Republic Day, you will know the reasons for choosing the National symbols.
Is Hindi our National Language?? and Hockey our National Game??
Do you know why The President hoists the flag on Republic Day and why not on Independence day?
The chairman of the constitution Dr. Rajendra Prasad who became our first President hoisted the flag on Republic day. Since then, the President hosts the National Flag in New Delhi.
India became independent on 15th August 1947. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, our first Prime Minister hoisted the flag. We did not have any President at that time. Hence as a tradition, Prime Minister hoists the flag on Independence Day.
What happens during Republic Day in Delhi?
The main events include Parade by Indian Army, National Cadet Corps and school children from different parts of the country.
President of India presides over this parade.
The Prime Minister places a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti as a mark of respect to the soldiers who laid down their lives for India’s Independence.
After that, there is a 21 gun salute, hoisting of the National Flag and singing of the National Anthem.
Next, The Prime Minister gives the bravery awards to the deserving candidates. Some of the awards given to the heroes are Veer Chakra, Maha Veera Chakra, Param Veer Chakra, Kirti Chakra, and Ashok Chakra.
Why do we celebrate Republic Day on January 26?
India had decided to fight for complete freedom, Purna Swaraj, on January 26, 1930. To remember Purna Swaraj day, we celebrate the republic day on 26 January to coincide with the Purna Swaraj Day.
How many articles are there in our Constitution?
Our constitution is the longest constitution in the world with 448 articles.
Do you know how much time it took to draft the Constitution??
Dr BR Ambedkar took 2 years 11 months for completion. The comittee wrote it in English and Hindi.
Know the Importance of National Symbols
It is adapted from Sarnath Lion, “Capital of Ashoka”. Emblem symbolizing Power, Courage, and Confidence
“Satyameva Jayate” means “Truth alone Triumphs”.
The Indian National Flag has three colors. Saffron color on top indicates strength and courage.
The middle white band with Ashoka Chakra stands for peace and truth.
The color green stands for fertility and growth.
The National animal of India, the Tiger, is strong and symbolizes India’s wildlife wealth.
The National Bird of India, the Peacock, shows elegance.
Banyan Tree is the National Tree of India. This tree is considered immortal because of its long life
Lotus, the national flower of India, stands for purity.
The national fruit of India, Mango, is known for its Tropical Season in India.
The National Anthem of India is Jana Gana Mana…..it was written by Rabindranath Tagore. It conveys the concept of Unity in Diversity which lies at the core of India’s cultural heritage.
The National Song is “Vande Mataram” written by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. During the freedom struggle, this song was a source of inspiration.
The official currency of India is the Indian Rupee. The symbol of Indian rupee is ₹.
Do you know that our National Language is Not Hindi?
There is no National Language of India as per the constitution. Since 40% of Indians speak Hindi, it was considered as an option along with English because all the documents were in this language.
Do you know that our National Game is Not Hockey?
India has no National game. Hockey was considered to be the National game but currently, India does not have any.